Chad's Adventures in Chicago and Beyond

A tale of a music student in Chicago. I'm vegan, a musician (saxophone, guitar, and hopeful DJ), straight, and originally from Michigan. Feel free to ask me anything you'd like :)
monicagellers:

So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to. 


Aaaaaaahhhhh my love for American Eagle grows!

monicagellers:

So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to. 

Aaaaaaahhhhh my love for American Eagle grows!

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monicagellers:

So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to. 

monicagellers:

So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to. 

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bogleech:

rotifers:

trynottodrown:

Pictures of the thousands of people that protested against the shark cull this weekend in Australia 

Shark populations of most species are down roughly 80-90% worldwide? TIME TO CULL!

Seriously, what is the logic in kicking sharks when they’re down? And by kicking, I mean mass slaughter. And by down, I mean globally verging on extinction.

This is only one relatively small protest, too. The number of people who have protested the cull has long surpassed the tens of thousands, including hundreds of letters directly from lead marine biologists and other scientists directly to the shitbags responsible for the policy.

Their stance continues to be “nah brah we’re gonna keep killing sharks cause we think it makes australia sound safer to tourists”

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shitangela:

ghdos:

jazzydreams:

americanexpress:

Veronika creates coats & new opportunities in Detroit

In Detroit, tens of thousands of people are homeless. Watch how a 24-year-old woman is trying to solve this crisis one coat at a time. Watch Veronika’s heartwarming story and see how she’s empowering down-on-their-luck Detroiters.

Click here to watch her story

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That’s dope.

Detroit Soup helps fund people like this. It’s a great charity that started small and is becoming a HUGE success in helping rebuild the Detroit community. Free soup and salad and a 5 dollar donation for great ideas like this while also in a great and fun environment.. More info here 

http://detroitsoup.com/ 

Also on facebook

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I wish more people cared about the earth as much as they cared about who they believed created it.

—Unknown (via thosewhowork)

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